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NCJ Number: 67877 Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTION OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE - PARENTAL STRESS HOTLINE MANUAL - RESPONDING TO CALLS FROM FOSTER PARENTS AND NATURAL PARENTS
Author(s): E GIL
Corporate Author: San Francisco Child Abuse Council
United States of America

San Francisco Dept of Social Services
United States of America
Project Director: K BAXTER-STERN
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of Social Services
Sacramento, CA 95814
San Francisco Child Abuse Council
San Francisco, CA 94114
San Francisco Dept of Social Services
San Francisco, CA 94120
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL REPRESENTS BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS ON A PARENTAL STRESS HOTLINE TO USE IN RESPONDING TO CALLS FROM FOSTER PARENTS AND NATURAL PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE.
Abstract: THE MANUAL WAS DEVELOPED BY STAFF OF A PROJECT TO PREVENT ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN FOSTER CARE. THE PROJECT OPERATED IN A SIX-COUNTY AREA AND WAS CONDUCTED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHILD ABUSE COUNCIL AND THE SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES. THE VOLUNTEER'S ROLE IS TO OFFER SUPPORT, ACT AS A MEDIATOR, REPORT ABUSE OR NEGLECT, ENSURE FOLLOWUP, AND PROVIDE INFORMATION AND REFERRALS. SUBJECT AREAS DISCUSSED INCLUDE STRESSES ARISING FROM FOSTER PARENTING AND THE CHILD/PARENT ROLE, EFFECTS OF ABUSE ON CHILDREN, EMOTIONAL EFFECTS OF FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT ON NATURAL PARENTS, DISCIPLINE AS AN ISSUE IN FOSTER CARE, AND THE PROBLEM OF CROSS-CULTURAL MISMATCHING OF FOSTER CHILDREN. A QUESTION AND ANSWER SECTION COVERS LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF FOSTER CARE IN CALIFORNIA. FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; California; Child abuse; Crime prevention measures; Hotlines; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile foster homes; Procedure manuals; Volunteer training
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